Google Play Top Charts in April 2020: Best Apps
Mobile apps are the best tools for dealing with numerous daily routines on the go and remain productive wherever you go. Android and iOS apps let you connect to anyone in the world independently from a distance, keep up with the news, and, of course, entertain yourself when you have some spare time.
People worldwide are still under the lockdown to prevent the spreading of COVID-19. For this reason, apps for online conferencing and private calls keep growing extremely fast. More and more people join platforms that allow group calls, while school and university students boost the popularity of remote classrooms. Although the trends remain the same, many positions on the top-20 chart have shifted significantly. We have 6 new entries again!
|3||Google Chrome: Fast & Secure|
|11||LINE: Free Calls & Messages|
Viber Media S.à r.l.
|17||DroidCam Wireless Webcam|
First of all, let’s take a look at the new entries. The last position of the chart now belongs to Jitsi Meet that dropped Facebook Messenger out from the chart. FB Messenger couldn’t resist the competition even with its brand new drop-in video chat rooms. However, it’s still ahead of Houseparty and similar services.
Netflix conquered the 19th position on the list, showing a growing trend for binge-watching. Netflix’s unique model of posting entire seasons proved to be incredibly effective as it encourages more and more users to join the platform. The 3rd new entry in a row is Free Litecoin on line 18. The app lets users generate free litecoins every hour. Currently, it isn’t as expensive as other cryptocurrencies, but it has the potential to grow, so small investments today can turn into large profits in a couple of years. The 4th entry from the bottom is DroidCam Wireless Webcam. This app lets users use their Android smartphones as remote webcams, which is very convenient for a wide range of tasks when you work on PC.
ByteDance’s TikTok that gained 4 positions in March has lost 1 line under the pressure of messengers and video conferencing apps. Nevertheless, it managed to become the first app that has surpassed 2 billion downloads since 2014, the SensorTower analytics report. TikTok attracter over 500 million new users in just 5 months. Line 15 belongs to Viber Messenger that keeps falling on the chart because it doesn’t offer any features for businesses.
Google Duo and Skype are 2 more new entries. Both apps provide robust functionary for private and business communication. Next goes Google Authenticator that has made a step-down, ceding line 11 to LINE: Free Calls & Messages that has made its way up from the 18th line after the March fall.
Now let’s look at the top 10. Surprisingly, Zoom, the most controversial app of this spring, has reached the 1st spot, leaving YouTube (March leader) on the 5th line. At the same time, such apps as BlockSite, Google Chrome, and WhatsApp, remain in top 5 without any significant shifts.
As for lines 6-10, we can see that March’s new entry, Google Classroom, keeps going up as well as Microsoft Teams. On the contrary, Telegram and Instagram keep loosing positions under the pressure of Zoom and WhatsApp. And the top ’progressor’ of the month is Hangouts Meet that managed to climb up to line 7 straight from line 19.
As you can see, more and more people support remote work policies with the help of messengers and conferencing apps. However, entertainment content remains highly demanded as well.